Metro-North To Impose Alcohol Ban For Weekend SantaCon Event

To maintain orderly travel and safe station and terminal operations during this weekend’s SantaCon event, alcohol will not be permitted on MTA Long Island Rail Road and MTA Metro-North Railroad trains and in stations from noon on Saturday, December 9, through noon on Sunday, December 10.

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MTA Should Only Focus On Maintenance, Repair And The Signal System

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Today November 30th, 2017, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Chair of the Council Committee on Transportation, proposed measures to improve service delivery by the MTA. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rodriguez And Others Praise NYPD And DA’s Office On Harlem Hit And Run

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Today, NYC Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and others gave a press conference to praise the great work of the NYPD and the Brooklyn DA’s Office that led the driver who killed beloved DJ Jean Paul Guerrero. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rodriguez And Others Advocates Call For The Immediate Installation Of Safety Bollards

Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez, Council Members Corey Johnson, Jumaane Williams, Margaret Chin, elected officials, and transportation advocates call on the City of New York to install pedestrian safety bollards. Continue Reading →

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Mayor Bill de Blasio Announce To Expand Select Bus Service From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that New York City would dramatically expand Select Bus Service (SBS), pursuing upgrades on more than 21 new routes over the next ten years, reaching a half-million more bus riders each day. Continue Reading →

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Council Members Rosenthal And Rodriguez Call For Independent Study Of MTA Costs

Council Members Helen Rosenthal, Harlem’s Ydanis Rodriguez and other elected officials and advocacy organizations gathered today on the steps of City Hall to call for the creation of an independent commission to study cost reform at the MTA. Continue Reading →

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Governor Cuomo Announces ‘Fix NYC’ MTA Woes Panel From Harlem To Hollis

On Thursday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he has assembled a 16-person “Fix New York City” panel that will come up with solutions to the city’s gridlock problems and also bring more money to the MTA, reports the New York Daily News. Continue Reading →

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Metro-North Announces Early Getaway Trains For Labor Day Weekend


Patch reports that the upcoming Labor Day weekend, Metro-North Railroad has made a few changes, including extra early getaway trains Friday so can start your last official weekend of summer right away. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Chair Ydanis Rodriguez Comments On de Blasio Fair Fix Plan For MTA

Standing alongside Mayor de Blasio as he announced his support for a Fair Fix Plan to fix the subways and fund reduced fares for lower income New Yorkers living in poverty, Harlem Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez issued the following statement: Continue Reading →

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de Blasio Proposes “Fair Fix” Tax On Wealthiest To Pay Low Income Fares And More

Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled today a progressive City tax proposal aimed at raising as much as $800 million annually for New York City’s deteriorating subway and bus system. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Man In Wheelchair Takes Bus To Connecticut, Ends Up In Massachusetts

The wheels on this bus went round too much.

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A disabled Harlem resident’s trip to visit a friend in Connecticut turned into a journey from hell after a bus driver forgot to help him off. Continue Reading →

Cycling Grows Faster Than Population; City Must Build More Protected Lanes

Statement of Paul Steely White, Transportation Alternatives:

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New Yorker’s adoption of bicycling as transportation is growing at an unprecedented rate — much faster than population growth, with close to half a million New Yorkers getting on a bike every day – Continue Reading →

Person Dies On Subway Tracks At Harlem Station

A person died on Thursday night after being electrocuted by the third rail on the subway tracks at the 125 Street and Lexington Avenue station, police said. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Albert Maysles Was Obsessed With Being In Transit On Amtrak

The NY Post reports that long into his 80s, Albert Maysles always preferred buses and trains to taxis. Continue Reading →

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MTA To Spend $2.1 Billion To Fix Subway Delays From Harlem To Hollis

Benito Mussolini made the trains run on time in Italy, can Veronique Hakim make the trains run on time from Harlem to Hollis? Well, your subway commute likely won’t improve just yet, but at least you might find out the real reason behind all the delays in the coming days. Continue Reading →

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